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University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Pacific Film Archive was conceived as an American version of the Cinémathèque Française in Paris—a center committed not only to exhibiting films under the best possible conditions, but also to increasing the understanding, appreciation, and preservation of cinema. The PFA collection serves as an educational resource for the UC Berkeley community as well as for scholars, teachers, film critics, filmmakers, and programmers from around the world. At the same time, PFA curators draw upon the collection for the film and video exhibition program.

PFA is home to the largest collection of Japanese films outside of Japan, as well as impressive gatherings of Soviet silents, West Coast avant-garde cinema, seminal video art, rare animation, Eastern European and Central Asian productions, and international classics. American experimental pioneers such as Bruce Conner and Ant Farm share the shelves with international past masters Sergei Eisenstein and Kenji Mizoguchi at PFA’s off-site storage vault, which provides a temperature- and humidity-controlled environment for more than 14,000 films and videos.

The BAM/PFA Library and Film Study Center is one of the major film reference services in the country. Each year thousands of researchers—students, scholars, journalists, filmmakers, and others—use its services.

In addition to providing access to the PFA collection, the library also makes a wide range of film-related materials available to the public for research purposes. Its collections include more than 8,000 books, 150 journal titles, 7,500 posters, 35,000 stills, and 1,500 audiotapes of filmmakers who have appeared at the Pacific Film Archive, as well as screenplays, international film festival programs, and distributors’ catalogs. The library’s largest and most heavily used collection comprises some 95,000 documentation files containing film reviews, press kits, and articles on filmmakers, performers, national cinemas, genres, and other topics. Some materials from the documentation files are available online through CineFiles, PFA’s film document image database.

Contact Information:

University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2625 Durant Avenue #2250
Berkeley, CA 94720-2250
Telephone: (510) 642-1437
Email: bampfa@berkeley.edu

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University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Optic Nerve
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Description: A documentary on independent truckers.Source: 1 Tape of 1: 2 inch videotape: reel-to-reelCollection: Pacific Film Archive Film and Video CollectionRights: Rights are owned by Ideas in Motion. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some...
Topics: Truck drivers--United States, Optic Nerve, californialightandsound
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Coney, John
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Description: Commissioned work by Robert Frank for broadcast on KQED-TV, San Francisco. From Mugu Brainpan: Aired on KQED TV in 1969, the Dilexi Series represents a pioneering effort to present works created by artists specifically for broadcast. The 12-part weekly series was conceived and commissioned by the Dilexi Foundation, an off-shoot of the influential San Francisco art gallery founded by James Newman. Newman, who operated the Dilexi Gallery from 1958 until 1970, saw this innovative...
Topic: californialightandsound
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Taylor, Edward Silverstone
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Description: This edited Ektachrome home movie with titles documents a 1959 street fair, upper Grant Avenue, San Francisco--the center of Beat culture. The film includes shots of filmmaker Dion Vigne and his wife Loreon, artist and occultist Marjorie Cameron and her daughter Crystal, artist Wallace Berman and his wife Shirley, and Beat poet and surrealist Bob Kaufman.Source: 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm (original reversal)Collection: Pacific Film Archive Film and Video CollectionRights: Copyright...
Topics: californialightandsound, home movie
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Optic Nerve
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Description: A behind the scenes look at the 1973 Miss California Pageant and the state of the feminist movement. By the early 1970s, pageants had become a target of feminists and the organizers and contestants found themselves facing protests and scrutiny from the media. Optic Nerve presents both sides neutrally, allowing the clueless pageant community to make the feminists' case for them.--Media BurnSource: 1 Tape of 1: 1 inch videotape: reel-to-reelCollection: Pacific Film Archive Film and...
Topic: californialightandsound
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Callenbach, Ernest
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Description: This film documents the two day anti-Vietnam War rally held in Sproul Plaza at the University of California. There are many scenes of students gathering, activities, carrying signs, collecting money, etc. Identified speakers include Robert Scheer, Dr. Benjamin Spock, Mario Savio, Norman Thomas, Dick Gregory, Norman Mailer. There are many unidentified speakers. The Committee performs a comedy skit (07:50). Barbara Dane sings and performs on acoustic guitar (13:06). Phil Ochs sings...
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Topics: californialightandsound, Callenbach, Ernest, Dane, Barbara, Ochs, Phil, Scheer, Robert, Spock,...
Collection Guide: Pacific Film Archive Audio Recordings CollectionAccession Numbers: 4000-01-356Rights: Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright beyond...
Topic: californialightandsound
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Description: Media collective Optic Nerve interviews San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk at Castro Camera, a camera shop operated by Milk since he opened it in 1972 and center of the neighborhood gay community.Note: Optic Nerve tapes 12, 13 and 38. Note on Tape 3: "Harvey Milk at Castro Camera - moving day. Financial and top of B of A."Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 3/4 inch videotapeCollection: Pacific Film Archive Film and Video CollectionCall Number: PM0016985; PM0016986; PM0016695Rights:...
Topics: californialightandsound, Milk, Harvey
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Timberg, Bernard
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Description: Kodachrome home movie footage of Israel just before and after the Six Day War, shot by UC Berkeley alumnus Bernard Timberg in 1967.Source: 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mmCollection: Pacific Film Archive Film and Video CollectionRights: Copyrighted. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright...
Topics: californialightandsound, home movie
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Optic Nerve
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Description: Artist collective Optic Nerve documents author Anais Nin's visit to Berkeley, California, circa December 1971. Part 1 of 2: Anais Nin lecture at Zellerbach Auditorium, UC Berkeley, December 1971. Part 2 of 2: Optic Nerve interview with Anais Nin. Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reelCollection: Pacific Film Archive Film and Video CollectionRights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Optic Nerve. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to...
Topic: californialightandsound
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Paul Rush and Susan King
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Additional Title: Erich MendelsohnDescription: Documentary exploring the life and work of painter and architect Erich Mendelson. Includes interviews with his wife, Luise Maas.Source: 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection: Pacific Film Archive Film and Video CollectionCall Number: 1612-01-768Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by UC Regents. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by...
Topics: californialightandsound, Mendelsohn, Erich, 1887-1953, Rush, Paul, King, Susan, Mendelsohn, Luise,...
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by TVTV (Production company)
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Description: Edited documentary on the New Games tournament, San Francisco, circa 1973, featuring co-founder Stewart Brand and Wavy Gravy. Additional pictures from this event can be found in The New Games Book.Call Number: PM0017730Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reelCollection: Pacific Film Archive Film and Video CollectionRights: Rights are owned by TVTV. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or...
Topics: californialightandsound, New Games (Firm), New Games Foundation
Description: Performance piece and interview of Kipper Kids relating to performance on October 18, 1979 at University Art Museum. Kipper Kids are painted in black makeup and wear nose and chin masks, with shower caps and jock straps. Pieces are humorous, playful and bizarre. One performance has one Kipper playing a guitar while both sing in an almost unintelligible "cockney" language. Another piece has Kippers making themselves into "cakes", with whipcream on their shower...
Topics: Kipper Kids, University Art Museum, Performance art, californialightandsound
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Lipton, Leonard
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Description: The 1965 Vietnam Day Peace March, remembered for the Hell's Angels' attack, is vividly depicted, providing a valuable historical perspective on the period, filmed by a partisan.Source: 1 Reel of 1: Film 16mmCollection: Pacific Film Archive Film and Video CollectionRights: Rights are owned by UC Regents. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that...
Topics: Lipton, Leonard, Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements--California--Berkeley,...
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Lipton, Leonard
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Description: A melange of fascinating hippies animate Lipton's world in this provocative documentary kaleidoscope of Berkeley wit, defiance, insight, mania, obsession, and delusion ... a definite intimacy and spontaneity are maintained by the close, direct-eye-contact approach. The 'characters' stare unstintingly into the lens as they speak, and the effect is very much like standing toe-to-toe with someone during a conversation. This technique invests the film with a sense of familiar honesty...
Topics: Lipton, Leonard, Hippies--California, Counterculture, Youth culture, californialightandsound
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Lipton, Leonard
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Description: A film about the building of People's Park, and its ultimate destruction, marking the end of an era.Source: 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection: Pacific Film Archive Film and Video CollectionRights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by UC Regents. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright...
Topics: californialightandsound, Lipton, Leonard, Demonstrations--California--Berkeley, History of...
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Pacific Film Archive
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Description: Blacklisted filmmakers Abraham Polonsky and Alvah Bessie discuss Hollywood during the Cold War, the Hollywood Ten, and anti-communism with writer Nora Sayre and scholar Michael Rogin after a screening of the Cold War-era film "My Son John."Collection Guide: Pacific Film Archive Audio Recordings Collection Call Number: 4000-01-574; 4000-01-575Rights: Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its...
Topics: californialightandsound, Polonsky, Abraham, Sayre, Nora, Bessie, Alvah, Rogin, Michael, Hayes,...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Timberg, Bernard
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Description: Documentation of the activities and fashions of the first Northern California Renaissance Pleasure Faire held at what is now known as China Camp State Park, San Rafael, 1968.Source: 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mmCollection: Pacific Film Archive Film and Video CollectionCall Number: PM0028912Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Judy Tooley. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials...
Topics: californialightandsound, Renaissance fairs, home movie
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by [University of California, Berkeley]
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Description: This edited Kodachrome and black and white home movie documents "Senior Week" of the UC Berkeley Class of 1940 baccalaureate, during which the graduates engage in activities that take them to landmarks in Berkeley (Berkeley City Club, Claremont Hotel, Sproul House) and Santa Cruz (extensive images of the beach and boardwalk, including vintage amusement park rides). Source: 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm (original reversal)Collection: Pacific Film Archive Film and Video...
Topics: californialightandsound, University of California, Berkeley--Students, University of California,...
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Newsreel
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Description: A documentary of student attitudes and problems at San Francisco's Mission High School. Emphasizes their unhappiness with the segregation caused by the "tracking" system and with police harassment.Source: 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mmCollection: Pacific Film Archive Film and Video CollectionCall Number: 1606-01-5625Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by California Newsreel. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online....
Topic: californialightandsound
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by First Generation
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Note: Dropout throughout due to deterioration of original recording. Description: Documentary on Jasmine Nash, an affiliate of Anna Halprin who taught street dance to students from a wide variety of backgrounds in an upstairs dance studio in the Fillmore District of San Francisco in the 1970s. Produced by First Generation (1974 -1980), a partnership between Dede Tisone Bartels, Betty Estersohn, and Joan Valdes, who were young teachers and artists in the San Francisco Bay Area of the 1960s and...
Topic: californialightandsound
Additional Titles: [Golden Gate Expo 1939]; [San Francisco Expo 1939 Treasure Island]Source: 1 Reel of 1: Film: 8mmCollection: Pacific Film Archive Film and Video CollectionRights: Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and...
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University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by First Generation
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Note: Video levels vary as on original recording; some sections are very dark. Program ends at 00:55:00 then unrelated content to end (audio only). Description: Documentation of eight events at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art revolving around Anna Halprin and the San Francisco Dancers' Workshop, including their first "Citydance" (1975-1976). Produced by First Generation (1974 -1980), a partnership between Dede Tisone Bartels, Betty Estersohn, and Joan Valdes, who were young...
Topic: californialightandsound
Description: On the scene documentation of California Governor Jerry Brown's visit to the Gray Whale Listening Station, an experimental installation along California's north coast, designed by Ant Farm, 1977.Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 3/4 inch videotapeCollection: Pacific Film Archive Film and Video CollectionCall Number: PM0016605; PM0016606Rights: Rights are owned by Ideas in Motion (Optic Nerve). Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online....
Topics: californialightandsound, Brown, Jerry, 1938-
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Pacific Film Archive
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Description: Hollywood costume designer Walter Plunkett discusses working on the film "Singin' in the Rain," and Hollywood history in general, especially his work as a costume designer for RKO in the 1930's and MGM in the 1950s. He also discusses his time as a UC-Berkeley undergraduate.Collection Guide: Pacific Film Archive Audio Recordings CollectionAccession Numbers: 4000-01-351Rights: Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.)....
Topics: californialightandsound, Costume design--United States--History--20th century, Motion...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Rights: Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in...
Topic: californialightandsound
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Pacific Film Archive
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Description: Filmmaker Stanley Donen and photographer Richard Avedon discuss the making of the film "Funny Face," (directed by Donen, with Avedon as "visual consultant,") as well as their collaboration together.Collection Guide: Pacific Film Archive Audio Recordings CollectionAccession Numbers: 4000-01-363Rights: Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift...
Topics: californialightandsound, Motion picture producers and directors--United States,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Pacific Film Archive
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Additional Title: The Sixties: What it was and what it wasn'tDescription: The artistic, cultural, and political moment of the Bay Area (and beyond) in the Sixties is discussed by key figures of the era, including R.G. Davis (founder of the San Francisco Mime Troupe), filmmaker Bruce Conner, filmmaker/distributor Peter Gessner (founder of Newsreel), and curator Tom Luddy. Topics include the link between politics, activism, and filmmaking;, the role of the artist in tackling politics; the Bay...
Topics: californialightandsound, Luddy, Tom, Davis, R.G., Gessner, Peter, Gitlin, Todd, Gorin, Jean-Pierre,...
Source: 8 Tapes of 8: 1/8 inch audio cassette
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Optic Nerve
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Description: An hour-long documentary on Project One, a unique living/working community in a converted five-story warehouse in the South of Market district of San Francisco. This video documents the activities of Optic Nerve and other artists working within the collective space, sharing resources, new technologies, etc.Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reelCollection: Pacific Film Archive Film and Video CollectionRights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Optic Nerve. Copyright...
Topics: californialightandsound, Optic Nerve
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Coney, John
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Description: Commissioned work by Julian Beck and members of The Living Theatre (featuring Beck and Judith Malina, co-founders of The Living Theatre, in performance) for broadcast on KQED-TV, San Francisco. From Mugu Brainpan: Aired on KQED TV in 1969, the Dilexi Series represents a pioneering effort to present works created by artists specifically for broadcast. The 12-part weekly series was conceived and commissioned by the Dilexi Foundation, an off-shoot of the influential San Francisco art...
Topic: californialightandsound
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
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Description: Documentation of the artist Phil Harmonic, performing for the exhibition entitled Performance/art/artists/performers at the University of California, Berkeley, University Art Museum on July 17, 1975, organized by Carlos Gutierrez-Solana. This live performance is another in a continuing series of worldwide cultural events, prepared with the intention of helping to demystify the relationship between people and art and technology. It is a component part of the larger event entitled...
Topic: californialightandsound
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Williams, Reese
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Description: Part of an exhibition titled Performance/art/artists/performers at the University of California, Berkeley, University Art Museum, July 7 - September 4, 1975, organized by Carlos Gutierrez-Solana. Life mixing is a sound performance of language text mixed through synthesizer.Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Collection: Pacific Film Archive Film and Video CollectionAccession Number: 0550-121-8995 Rights: Rights are owned by UC Regents. Copyright Holder has given...
Topics: Gutierrez-Solana, Carlos, Williams, Reese, Cha, Theresa Hak Kyung, Borenstein, Maxine, Harker, Ed,...
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Coney, John
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Description: From Gene Youngblood's Expanded Cinema: San Francisco art dealer James Newman [transformed] his Dilexi Gallery into the Dilexi Foundation in December, 1968, with the purpose of "allowing more freedom for the artist, reaching a general audience and making art an organic part of day-to-day life." Newman was among the few gallery owners to recognize television's potential as the most influential gallery in the history of art. He engaged in a joint project with KQED-TV to...
Topic: californialightandsound
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Women's Performing Collective
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Description: Part of an exhibition titled Performance/art/artists/performers at the University of California, Berkeley, University Art Museum, July 7 - September 4, 1975, organized by Carlos Gutierrez-Solana. Improvisation with each performer involved in individual activity.Source: 4 Tapes of 4: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reelCollection: Pacific Film Archive Film and Video CollectionAccession Number: 0550-121-8997Rights: Rights are owned by UC Regents. Copyright Holder has given Institution...
Topics: Performance art, Women's Performing Collective, Christiansen, Muniera, Cory, Joya, Goodman, Wendy,...
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by First Generation
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Note: Dropout throughout due to deterioration of original recording. Description: Documentary on Xavier Nash, an affiliate of Anna Halprin who taught street dance to students from a wide variety of backgrounds in an upstairs dance studio in the Fillmore District of San Francisco in the 1970s. Produced by First Generation (1974 -1980), a partnership between Dede Tisone Bartels, Betty Estersohn, and Joan Valdes, who were young teachers and artists in the San Francisco Bay Area of the 1960s and...
Topic: californialightandsound
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Pacific Film Archive
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Description: Bay Area filmmaker/poet/educator/gay rights activist Marlon Riggs discusses his newest film, "Ethnic Notions," and images of African Americans in mass media throughout the years.Collection Guide: Pacific Film Archive Audio Recordings CollectionAccession Numbers: 4000-01-894Rights: Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor...
Topics: californialightandsound, Motion picture producers and directors--California--San Francisco Bay...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by University of California
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Description: Most of the reel consists of aerial views of the University of California, Berkeley campus and buildings. Also included are several short scenes of an unidentified speaker at a gathering and students walking through Sather Gate. Source: 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number: 1604-01-3685 Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by UC Regents. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials...
Topics: californialightandsound, University of California, Berkeley--Buildings
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Pacific Film Archive
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Description: Filmmaker Errol Morris introduces the premier of his film, "Gates of Heaven," about California pet cemeteries, and discusses his time as a UC-Berkeley grad student.Collection Guide: Pacific Film Archive Audio Recordings CollectionAccession Numbers: 4000-01-273Rights: Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions,...
Topics: californialightandsound, Motion picture producers and directors--California--San Francisco Bay...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Optic Nerve
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reelCollection: Pacific Film Archive Film and Video CollectionCall Number: PM0016706Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Ideas in Motion (formerly Optic Nerve). Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of...
Topics: californialightandsound, Optic Nerve
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by University of California
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Description: Students, faculty, and staff guide prospective students to a University of California campus that best suits them. Source: 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number: 1612-29-12281 Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by UC Regents. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In...
Topics: californialightandsound, University of California (System), Documentaries and factual works
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by First Generation; Bartels, Dede Tisone; Estersohn, Betty; Valdes, Joan
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Note: Video levels vary as on original recording; some sections are dark. Description: Baker/Rapoport/Wick was a collective of three performance artists - Mary Winder Baker, Debra Rapoport and Susan Wick. They came together to create remarkable textile-oriented performances and installations that inspired and expanded the definition of creativity in San Francisco. The location of this video was a window at Macy's in Union Square. The three female performance artists promoted the store's new...
Topics: californialightandsound, Performance art
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Pacific Film Archive
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Note: Distortion and buzz is on the original tape. There is more than one minute of silence at the end of part 2.Collection Guide: Pacific Film Archive Audio Recordings CollectionAccession Numbers: 4000-01-261Rights: Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is...
Topic: californialightandsound
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Description: Scenes of campus life including aerial overviews of the campus and shots of individual buildings including new construction; students and professors engaged in various outdoor activities and ceremonies including a sorority and fraternity parade with floats and a football game.Source: 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mmCollection: Pacific Film Archive Film and Video CollectionCall Number: 1604-29-3667Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by UC Regents. Copyright Holder has given Institution...
Topics: californialightandsound, University of California, Berkeley--Buildings, University of California,...
Source: 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mmCollection: Pacific Film Archive Film and Video CollectionCall Number: PM0028938Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Judy Tooley. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift...
Topics: californialightandsound, Savio, Mario, Free Speech Movement (Berkeley, Calif.), home movie
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Golden State Film Productions
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Description: Promotional film describing the University of California, Berkeley, its campus life, courses, teaching staff, extracurricular activities, sports and academic support facilities. University of California President Robert Gordon Sproul and University of California, Berkeley Chancellor Clark Kerr appear. Source: 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mmCollection: Pacific Film Archive Film and Video CollectionCall Number: 1612-29-3693Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by UC Regents. Copyright Holder...
Topics: californialightandsound, University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
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Description: Documentation of a performance piece by Kevin Costello presented at the University of California, Berkeley, University Art Museum, at the exhibition Performance/Art/Artists/Performers organized by Carlos Gutierrez-Solana, August 14, 1975.Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reelCollection: Pacific Film Archive Film and Video CollectionAccession Number: 0550-121-8901; 0550-121-8903Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by UC Regents. Copyright Holder has given...
Topic: californialightandsound
Description: Video artist/filmmaker/poet/educator Marlon Riggs introduces his films "Tongues Untied" and "Affirmation," and discusses the films, homophobia, and representations of gay African Americans in mass culture.Collection Guide: Pacific Film Archive Audio Recordings CollectionAccession Numbers: 4000-01-1022Rights: Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms...
Topics: californialightandsound, African American motion picture producers and directors--Interviews,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Pacific Film Archive
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Collection Guide: Pacific Film Archive Audio Recordings CollectionAccession Numbers: 4000-01-541 Rights: Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright...
Topic: californialightandsound
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reelCollection: Pacific Film Archive Film and Video CollectionRights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Ideas in Motion. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of...
Topics: Banks, Dennis, American Indian Movement, Optic Nerve, californialightandsound
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by TVTV (Production company)
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Note: Content ends abruptly due to the end of the tape. Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reelCollection: Pacific Film Archive Film and Video CollectionCall Number: PM0017743Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by TVTV. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition,...
Topic: californialightandsound
Note: Program ends at 00:31:00.Description: Groundbreaking video collective TVTV covers the 1974 California election with behind-the-scenes footage of Mervyn M. Dymally, who was elected as the 41st Lieutenant Governor of California, the first of Trinidadian descent to do so.Note on original container: "Sacto 1 test plus - Black Fox Trot"Call Number: PM0017736Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reelRights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by TVTV. Copyright Holder has given...
Topics: californialightandsound, California--Politics and government, Elections--United States
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by First Generation
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Description: Documentary on photographer, theorist, curator, and publisher Lew Thomas, who, with Donna-Lee Philips in San Francisco in 1976, founded NFS Press, which published and distributed landmark conceptual photography books through the 1970s and early 1980s. Produced by First Generation (1974 -1980), a partnership between Dede Tisone Bartels, Betty Estersohn, and Joan Valdes, who were young teachers and artists in the San Francisco Bay Area of the 1960s and 70s. It was a vibrant and...
Topic: californialightandsound
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Newsreel
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Description: This film is about the oppression of the Third World community in the Mission district of San Francisco, specifically seven Latino youths who were recruiting street kids into a college Brown Studies Program. Accused of killing a plainclothesman, they became victims of a press and police campaign to "clean-up" the Mission. Their defense became the foundation of a revolutionary community organization called Los Siete.Source: 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mmCollection: Pacific Film...
Topics: californialightandsound, San Francisco (Calif.)
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Pacific Film Archive
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Description: Legendary filmmaker Douglas Sirk discusses working in Hollywood in the 1940s and 1950s, studio politics, film culture, and more.Collection Guide: Pacific Film Archive Audio Recordings CollectionCall Number: 4000-01-342Rights: Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and...
Topics: californialightandsound, Sirk, Douglas, 1897-1987--Interviews, Hollywood (Los Angeles,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note: Audio only (no image) from 00:02:28 - 00:05:19, and for about 20 seconds at 00:22:00.Description: Groundbreaking video collective TVTV covers the 1974 California election with behind-the-scenes footage of Jerry Brown, who was elected to his first term as the 34th Governor of California.Call Number: PM0017756Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reelRights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by TVTV. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized...
Topics: californialightandsound, California--Politics and government, Elections--United States
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Pacific Film Archive
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Note: There are four minutes of silence at the end of the recording. Collection Guide: Pacific Film Archive Audio Recordings CollectionAccession Numbers: 4000-01-266Rights: Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and...
Topic: californialightandsound
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Optic Nerve
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 2 inch videotape: reel-to-reelCollection: Pacific Film Archive Film and Video CollectionCall Number: PM0016774Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Ideas in Motion (formerly Optic Nerve). Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of...
Topics: californialightandsound, Optic Nerve
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Media Access Center
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Description: Focus on alternate living experiments and accessible shelter materials. Home-made and hi-tech dome structures, inflatables, tipis, raps with owner-built homesteaders, building with waste materials, experimental playground constructions.Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1 inch videotape: reel-to-reelCollection: Pacific Film Archive Film and Video CollectionRights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Media Access Center. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the...
Topic: californialightandsound
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by First Generation
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Note: Image is a bit dark from 00:06:00 to 00:23:00 as on original recording. Description: Documentary on California photographer Marion Patterson, who studied under Minor White, Dorothea Lange, and Ansel Adams. A collection of her photographs titled Grains of Sand was published in 2002. Patterson's photographs focus on the natural surroundings of the central California coast, the Sierras, and the deserts of the Southwest. She describes her work as "photographs of the intimate landscape,...
Topics: californialightandsound, Photography--California
Description: Introduced by film historian William K. Everson, filmmaker Joseph H. Lewis reminisces on Hollywood in the 1940s, specific films like GUN CRAZY, SO DARK THE NIGHT, and MY NAME IS JULIA ROSS, and working in and on poverty-row film productions.Collection Guide: Pacific Film Archive Audio Recordings CollectionAccession Number: 4000-01-487; 4000-01-488; 4000-01-489Rights: Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its...
Topics: californialightandsound, Motion picture producers and directors--California--Los Angeles, Motion...
Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audio cassette
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Pacific Film Archive
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Description: Legendary Hollywood director André de Toth discusses b-movie productions in Hollywood in the 1940s, genre filmmaking, and specific films such as DARK WATERS, PITFALL, and HOUSE OF WAX. Introduced and moderated by film historian Anthony Slide.Collection Guide: Pacific Film Archive Audio Recordings CollectionAccession Numbers: 4000-01-692; 4000-01-693Rights: Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its...
Topics: californialightandsound, Motion picture producers and directors--California--Los Angeles, Motion...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
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Description: Documentation of a performance piece by John Gillen included in the exhibition Performance/Art/Artists/Performers held at the University of California, Berkeley, University Art Museum, August 19, 1975, organized by Carlos Gutierrez-Solana.Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reelCollection: Pacific Film Archive Film and Video CollectionAccession Number: 0550-121-8922Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by UC Regents. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to...
Topic: californialightandsound
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
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Description: Documentation of the artist Jani Novak, performing for the exhibition titled Performance/art/artists/performers at the University of California, Berkeley, University Art Museum on July 8, 1975, organized by Carlos Gutierrez-Solana.Source: 4 Tapes of 4: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reelCollection: Pacific Film Archive Film and Video CollectionAccession Number: 0550-121-8965Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by UC Regents. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to...
Topic: californialightandsound
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
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Description: Performance piece performed by Darryl Sapien and Michael Hinton at the University Art Museum, Berkeley, California on August 26, 1975, as part of the exhibition entitled Performance/art/artists/performers, organized by Carlos Gutierrez-Solana. Darryl Sapien and Michael Hinton, in construction worker outfits, heavy boots, helmets and goggles, were strapped to a 34 foot telephone pole and worked their way down in an hour and a half, slowly splitting the pole as they descended by...
Topic: californialightandsound
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Pacific Film Archive
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Note: Part 4 has a moment of silence between 5:20 and 6:20 (recorded in the original tape).Description: Wide-ranging discussion with filmmaker/activist Robert Kramer, made before he would leave the country permanently for exile in France. "Robert Kramer made an important distinction about his films: they were not about the Movement, they were of the Movement. Of their time, just as Kramer himself can be said to have been of his: radicalized by studying philosophy and Western history in...
Topics: californialightandsound, Motion pictures--political aspects--United States, Politics in motion...
Source: 4 Tapes of 4: 1/8 inch audio cassette
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Pacific Film Archive
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Description: The Bay Area experimental/found-footage filmmaker/photographer Bruce Conner is feted on the occasion of his birthday, which also overlaps with the anniversaries of other historic events related to his film, "Television Assassination:" the assassinations of Robert and John F. Kennedy. He discusses those events, his filmmaking aesthetic, and his use of music in film, among other topics.Collection Guide: Pacific Film Archive Audio Recordings CollectionCall Number:...
Topics: californialightandsound, Conner, Bruce
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Dill, Marshall, Sr.
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Description: This reel from the estate of Marshall Dill, Sr., former president of the Golden Gate International Exposition (1940) amongst other civic posts held in San Francisco throughout his life, contains footage of Paul and Kitty's 15th anniversary at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Moffitt in Woodside, California, June 3-4, 1927, as well as footage of a church party for Father Kavanaugh at the Jackling home, 1928.Source: 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm (original reversal)Collection: Pacific Film...
Topics: californialightandsound, home movie
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Optic Nerve
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Note: Content begins at 01:20. Description: Documentary produced by Bay Area video collective Optic Nerve circa 1976 on the San Francisco County jail system. Through candid interviews with inmates and a former jail doctor, the video argues that most of the inmates are there simply for the "crime" of being poor and that the prison system offers no opportunities for rehabilitation and merely serves to keep them down.Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1 inch videotape: reel-to-reelCollection: Pacific...
Topics: californialightandsound, Prisons--California
Note: Recording ends abruptly. Description: Richard (Dick) Raymond was the President of the Portola Institute, the umbrella organization for The Whole Earth Catalog and other Stewart Brand projects. Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Call Number: PM0017755 Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by TVTV. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that...
Topic: californialightandsound
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Morrison, Bill
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Alternate Title: Unfolding performance stringDescription: Part of an exhibition titled Performance/art/artists/performers at the University of California, Berkeley, University Art Museum, July 7 - September 4, 1975, organized by Carlos Gutierrez-Solana. Morrison made a group of objects, like those in a medicine man's kit, around which he built performances.Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Collection: Pacific Film Archive Film and Video CollectionAccession Number:...
Topics: Performance art, Gutierrez-Solana, Carlos, Morrison, Bill, californialightandsound
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reelCollection: Pacific Film Archive Film and Video CollectionCall Number: PM0017613Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by TVTV. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by...
Topic: californialightandsound
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Pacific Film Archive
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Description: Blacklisted Hollywood filmmaker Abraham Polonsky discusses the making of his film "Force of Evil" and the Hollywood blacklist.Collection Guide: Pacific Film Archive Audio Recordings CollectionAccession Numbers: 4000-01-2419Rights: Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights,...
Topics: californialightandsound, Motion picture producers and directors--California--Los Angeles, Motion...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Description: Film composer David Raksin, "the grandfather of film music," discusses film music composition, his acclaimed themes for "Laura" and "The Bad and the Beautiful," and his career in film music. Introduced and hosted by UCB film professor Albert Johnson.Collection Guide: Pacific Film Archive Audio Recordings CollectionAccession Numbers: 4000-01-897Rights: Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In...
Topics: californialightandsound, Motion pictures--California--Los Angeles--History, Motion picture...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Pacific Film Archive
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Description: Bay Area filmmaker and UCB professor Trinh T. Minh-ha introduces her newest film, "Surname Viet Given Name Nam," and discusses the documentary form, politics, philosophy, images of Vietnamese women, and filmmaking.Collection Guide: Pacific Film Archive Audio Recordings CollectionAccession Numbers: 4000-01-977Rights: Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of...
Topics: californialightandsound, Motion picture producers and directors--California--San Francisco Bay...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Rights: Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in...
Topic: californialightandsound
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
by Pacific Film Archive
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Description: Film historian/UCB Professor Albert Johnson hosts this tribute to Academy Award-winning film director Robert Wise. Wise discusses Hollywood through the decades, as well as technical information on certain films and his own personal anecdotes and experiences from many years in Hollywood.Collection Guide: Pacific Film Archive Audio Recordings CollectionAccession Numbers: 4000-01-2594; 4000-01-2595Rights: Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law...
Topics: californialightandsound, Motion picture producers and directors--California--Los Angeles, Motion...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette